Ziggo follows Dutch cable trend

By Robert Briel | May 15, 2009

Hollandís largest cable operator Ziggo follows the trend of a slight decrease in the number of connected homes, but a higher uptake of additional services. On December 31, 2008, the total number of connected homes stood at 3,255,000, down 22,000 from the previous year. This represents a penetration of 80.6% of all homes passed.

The number of digital homes 1,124,000 (up from 834,000), or about 34.5% of all subscribers. The number of telephony customers was 809,000 (up from 703,00) and the operator counted 1,375,000 (up from 1,347,000) broadband Internet homes. The latter represents a penetration figure of over 42.2% of all connected homes.

Ziggo said its operational result over the year was 130.7 million euro, up from 30.7% the previous year. EBITDA was 626.4 million, up from 544.7 million. Turnover grew from 1,093.9 million to 1,238.6 million.